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Monday, April 13, 2015

Illuminating Play Time

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click to enlarge Little Painters at Fiber Flame, Saugerties - SHEA LORD-FARMER
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  • Little Painters at Fiber Flame, Saugerties

Jessica Walsh knows how isolating parenthood can be. Through her Woodstock shop, Illuminated Baby, she collaborates with various local resources, particularly Fiber Flame Studio, to offer classes and workshops aimed at connecting parents with their children, with each other, and to build a sense of community. And she feels the best way to achieve those bonds is by making time for all kinds of play.

Starting April 19th, Fiber Flame’s own Shea Lord-Farmer will be leading another Little Painters series. A three-part parent-child art workshop where families collaborate on a painting, this time it’s All About Shape. As parents model the process of creation, children follow. “It’s good for fostering a child’s creativity, but allows parents to get down and dirty, as well,” says Walsh. They promise you’ll leave class with frame-worthy art and a blissful child.
Little painters: All About Shape series at Fiber Flame Studio, Saugerties, April 19th, 26th & May 3rd; Ages 18 months+; $52 + tax (3 class series), $20 + tax (drop-in, if space permits); Please pre-register.

If you’ve been curious about the Secrets of Female Pleasure, you can find out all about it on Wednesday, April 15th. “Wholistic” sexuality teacher, Sheri Winston, will offer a dynamic and engaging presentation on little-known features of the female body, like the extensive erogenous erectile tissue and that infamous G-spot. For both men and women, you’ll discover just how much you may have been missing.
Secrets of Female Pleasure at Fiber Flame Studio, Saugerties, Wednesday, April 15th, 6:30-9:30p; $50 in advance, $60 at the door.

Illuminated Baby and Baby Whisperer Doula present a Woodstock New Moms Circle twice monthly and is not just for moms anymore. It’s intended to be a safe space for new parents to support each other. Topics of conversation might range from reconnecting with your partner to venting to how-do-you questions. Led by a certified lactation consultant, it was originally a nursing circle but has since expanded to include everyone with a newborn or infant.
The New Moms Circle at Fiber Flame Studio, Saugerties, held the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month, 11:30am.

"Dirty Girls" is a women’s crafting circle, where you can surround yourself with women, get the creative juices flowing, and emerge with something beautiful.
"Dirty Girls" at Fiber Flame, Saugerties, the 3rd Wednesday of the month; $35 covers snacks, beer, wine, and materials.

Join the community at Illuminated Baby to find out more. Look for summer workshops, like the Art of Connectfulness: a workshop for parent couples to rekindle the relationship with Rebecca Wong on June 18th, and an Herbal Camp for Children ages 7+ on Mondays in July and August.

Aside from a bustling calendar, Fiber Flame also boasts two locations: the one on Route 212 between Woodstock and Saugerties where much of the Illuminated Baby workshops happen, as well as one in Rhinebeck. At both locations there’s classes and workshops like these, plus a walk-in studio where, even without an appointment, families can pick from the vast assortment of materials and create any project. While mom is working with clay, her son could be making a sword. It’s a great idea for a rainy day.

Not near Woodstock, but looking for ways to play? New Baby New Paltz also offers classes, lectures, and play groups for parents and children, including a New Moms Circle on Tuesdays and a Saturday Social Circle. And don’t forget the always-beloved Catskill Mountain Music Together, a parent-child music class with various locations, which now offers mixed age/family and intergenerational classes.
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